Matt Robinson

Environmental Protection Specialist
DC Department of the Environment
1200 First St NE
5th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Email: matthew.robinson@dc.gov
Phone: 202-442-3204

Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Plastic pollution, coastal zone management and restoration, restoration of urban waterways, submerged aquatic vegetation conservation and restoration, living shorelines, wetlands conservation and restoration


Education

  • B.A. Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • M.S. Environmental Science and Studies, The Johns Hopkins University


Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

SAV Restoration in the Anacostia River, 2019 – 2025, Co-PI – Daniel Ryan, DC Department of Energy and Environment


Other Research

  • Accumulation of microplastics in submerged aquatic vegetation beds in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Washington, DC, 2017 – Present, Co-PIs – Bob Murphy, Tetra Tech Center for Ecological Sciences, Phong Trieu, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Workshop on Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed, 2018-2019, Co-PIs – Bob Murphy, Tetra Tech Center for Ecological Sciences, Brooke Landry, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Multi-Year Studies of Trash in the Anacostia River, Co-PIs – Phong Trieu, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Trey Sherard, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Robbie O’Donnell, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Masaya Maeda, Anacostia Watershed Society


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